Things Remembered and Things Forgotten

Kyoko Nakajima, translated by Ginny Takemori and Ian MacDonald
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Prize-winning Japanese author offers stories haunted by history.

'If we want to understand what has been lost to time, there is no way other than through the exercise of imagination ... imagination applied with delicate rather than broad strokes'. So wrote the award winning Japanese author Kyoko Nakajima of her story, Things Remembered and Things Forgotten, a piece that illuminates, as if by throwing a switch, the layers of wartime devastation that lie just below the surface of Tokyo's insistently modern culture.

The ten acclaimed stories in this collection are pervaded by an air of Japanese ghostliness. In beautifully crafted and deceptively light prose, Nakajima portrays men and women beset by cultural amnesia and unaware of how haunted they are - by fragmented memories of war and occupation, by fading traditions, by buildings lost to firestorms and bulldozers, by the spirits of their recent past.

Author bio:

Kyoko Nakajima is a multi-award winning author of novels and short stories. She was awarded the prestigious Naoki Prize for her novel, The Little House, and the Izumi Kyoka Prize for When my Wife was a Shitake. Her work has been adapted for film.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781908745965
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Sort of
Pub Date: July 2021
Page Extent: 256
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items


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